Overview

Who is it for?

The Global Supply Chain Management degree is for you if you want to learn about the latest thinking and business practices in global supply chain management generally. It is not suitable if you’re already very experienced and looking to specialise.

You must have a general interest in various supply chain processes including procurement, logistics and supply chain analytics.

You may hold a bachelor’s degree in business, engineering or social sciences and either have a basic level of understanding of statistics or be up to the challenge of learning more about quantitative analysis.

"My MSc gave me a 360-degree view of businesses that have supply chain at their core and broadened my career opportunities." Alumnus Panos Efraimoglou took this master's degree when it was called MSc in Supply Chain, Trade and Finance.

Objectives

On graduation, you’ll have a 360º perspective of global supply chains, an essential first step in building your career in the discipline.

You’ll be ready to identify the opportunities and risks facing supply chains and provide both strategic and analytical tools to manage them.

All based on the most recent academic research and innovative current business practices.

In this most global of sectors you’ll be equipped with cultural sensitivity, and effective business communication, networking and time management skills.

Structure

What will you learn

On the Global Supply Chain Management master’s course, you will:

  • Develop your knowledge and understanding of key supply chain subjects ranging from procurement and operations to supply chain analytics.
  • Experience a range of international perspectives from your collaboration with peers from up to 20 countries.
  • Demonstrate a systematic understanding of the internal and external factors affecting successful supply chain management.
  • Formulate decisions in complex, interrelated areas of supply chain, finance, operations, management and strategy.
  • Analyse international business trends that shape global supply chain thinking from businesses around the world.

Induction weeks

All of our MSc courses start with two compulsory induction weeks which include relevant refresher courses, an introduction to the careers services and the annual careers fair.

Assessment methods

Assessment

We review all our courses regularly to keep them up-to-date on issues of both theory and practice.

To satisfy the requirements of the degree course students must complete:

  • twelve core courses (10 - 15 credits each) and
  • a Business Research Project (30 credits) and one elective (10 credits) or
  • four electives (10 credits each)

Assessment of modules on the MSc in Global Supply Chain Management, in most cases, is by means of coursework and unseen examination.

Coursework may consist of standard essays, individual and group presentations, group reports, classwork, unseen tests and problem sets. Please note that any group work may include an element of peer assessment.

The course consists of compulsory core modules, as well as a choice of electives, including some international elective options in term three.

The course commences in September with a Foundations of Management workshop which prepares students with some of the concepts necessary to complete the course, and includes careers and professional skills development workshops.

Term dates

Term dates 2020/21

In-Person ID Checks (all students must attend): Commences 14 September 2020

Compulsory Induction: 14 - 25 September 2020

Term I
28 September 2020 - 11 December 2020
Term I exams
11 January 2021 - 22 January 2021

Term II
25 January 2021 - 09 April 2021
Term II exams
26 April 2021 - 07 May 2021

Term III
10 May 2021 - 09 July 2021
Term III exams
12 July 2021 - 23 July 2021

Resit period
Students who are required to resit an examination or invigilated test will do so in the period:
09 - 21 August 2021

Submission deadline for Business Research Project or Applied Research Project 
30 August 2021

Official Course End Date
30 September 2021

Timetables

Course timetables are normally available from July and can be accessed from our timetabling pages. These pages also provide timetables for the current academic year, though this information should be viewed as indicative and details may vary from year to year.

View academic timetables

Please note that all academic timetables are subject to change.

Teaching staff

Course Director

Course director profile

Dr Dimitris Paraskevopoulos

Academic expert working at Cass Business School.

The teaching staff on the MSc in Global Supply Chain Management have many years of practical experience working in industry and are also active researchers in their fields. Dr Son also provides academic leadership for the University of London’s online Supply Chain Management and Global Logistics programme.

This knowledge and experience inform the highly interactive lectures that make up the MSc in Supply Chain Management.

Module Leaders include:

Application

How to apply

Documents required for decision-making

  • Transcript/interim transcript - you must supply an official transcript of your degree with your application, which includes modules from all years of your degree including those being studied in the final year. Failure to provide this will result in your application being withdrawn.
  • Two references, one of which must be an academic reference
  • Current module list if still studying
  • CV
  • Personal statement - this should be around 500 words in length and answer the following:
    • Why have you selected this course? What are your motivating factors?
    • What are your areas of interest within the course?
    • What contributions do you feel you can make to the course?
    • How do you see the course affecting your career plans?

Documents which may follow at a later date

  • IELTS result
  • Confirmation of professional qualification examinations/exemptions/passes, if applicable
  • Work experience is not a requirement of this course
  • For a successful application to receive an unconditional status all documents must be verified, so an original or certified copy of the degree transcript must be sent by post to Specialist Masters Programme Office, 106 Bunhill Row, London, EC1Y 8TZ, UK

We cannot comment on individual eligibility before you apply and we can only process your application once it is fully complete, with all requested information received.

Individual Appointments

If you would like to visit us to discuss your application please do arrange an individual appointment.

Terms and conditions

Students applying to study at Cass Business School are subject to City, University of London's terms and conditions.

Entry requirements

  • A UK upper second class degree or above, or the equivalent from an overseas institution.
  • Some level of previous study in finance or quantitative methods is preferred.

English language requirements

  • If you have been studying in the UK for the last three years it is unlikely that you will have to take a test
  • If you have studied a 2+2 degree with just two years in the UK you will be required to provide IELTS results and possibly to resit the tests to meet our requirements.

IELTS/PTE

IELTS: The required IELTS level is an average of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in the Writing section and no less than 6.0 in any other section.

Pearson Academic: The required PTE score is at least 70.

If you have not taken an IELTS/PTE test, you can still apply for the course. If you were to receive an offer, this would always be conditional upon achieving the required IELTS/PTE score for admission.

Read more about English requirements

Fees

UK/EU/International £25,500 Tuition fees are subject to annual change

Fees in each subsequent year of study for continuing students (where applicable) will be subject to an annual increase of 2%. We will confirm any change to the annual tuition fee for continuing students in writing prior to commencing each subsequent year of study (where applicable).

Deposit: £2,000 (usually paid within 1 month of receiving offer and non-refundable unless conditions of offer are not met)

First installment: Half fees less deposit (payable during on-line registration which should be completed at least 5 days before the in-person ID–checks)
Second installment: Half fees (paid in January following start of course)

Fees are the same for both UK and international students. Please note that fees do not include living expenses or books.

Information about Scholarships

Career pathways

Our aim is to develop graduates with strong strategic supply chain knowledge and advanced analytical and consulting skills.

These characteristics are highly valued across industry sectors. For this reason, you would continue your careers in a diverse set of sectors from retail to consulting to production to logistics.

Class of 2018 profile

Some examples of where our graduates from the MSc in Global Supply Chain Management started their post-graduate career:

  • Supply Chain Analyst, BearingPoint
  • Industrial Engineer, FEDEX
  • Customer Service and Operations, Jimmy Choo
  • Relationship Manager, Julius Baer
  • Management Trainee, Tesco Lotus
  • Supply Analyst, World Fuel Services

Where they are working now

  • UK - 40%
  • EU/EEA - 20%
  • Asia - 40%
  • Other European - 7%

Industry post-master's

20% Consulting
13% Logistics / Supply Chain
13% Retail / Wholesale

The remaining industries are made up of Agency (Marketing, Advertising, PR, Digital, Media, Recruitment) (7%), Consulting - Financial Services (7%), Engineering Services (7%), Fashion / Design (7%), Corporate Finance / M&A / ECM / DCM (7%), FMCG (7%), Healthcare / Pharmaceuticals / Biotechnology (7%),
Oil / Gas (7%).

Data provided from alumni who completed the annual destination data survey 2017/18

Course information and statistics

Man
22
average age of student body
Woman
44%
female students
Globe
7
nationalities in 19/20 cohort

Accreditation

This degree has been accredited by The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT,UK) and offers full exemption from the educational requirements for Chartered Membership.